Finding pictures from THE LIBERTIES


The Tenters – where I was born. Ger and Helen were also born here in 19 O’Curry Road.


Oscar Square, just over from O’Curry Road where we lived – I can remember going to visit the Paddy and Phyllis O’Connors across Oscar Square. Dad worked with Paddy. Ann their daughter was the first “famous” person I knew. She represented Ireland in the 100 and 200 metres freestyle and relay in the Olympics in both Mexico (1968) and Munich (1972)


Pimlico – we used to visit the Fogarty’s who lived about 4 houses down. Mrs Fogarty had made Mam and Dad’s wedding cake and did the catering at their wedding.



Weavers Square off Cork Street – where Ger started school and where I started teaching. The school has been replaced by apartments. but the Convent where I did my interview is still there. it still caters for the community.


The entrance to the “Old” Coombe Hospital.┬áIt was demolished before I started teaching in Weaver’s Square and the new hospital was built on Cork Street.


The Liberty Market on Frances Street – the laughs we had when Dad suggested we should be buying our shoes there!!!


Thomas Street Church. Mam’s friend Rita F used to go there every Friday because there was a special devotion to St Rita. I brought the lads there to see the crib on the Christmas Eve Shay was being discharged from James Hospital.


The old wall of Dublin – all that remains.




Author: Breda Fay

I'm retired since end August 2016 and loving the new life! More time now for family and friends and to explore craft, history, travel and certainly more of a chance for, me-time. To paraphrase Seuss: I've no tears that (teaching) is over; but many smiles that it happened!

One thought on “Finding pictures from THE LIBERTIES”

  1. I knew you would be back in Dublin for the BIG match this weekend Breda ! Best of Luck with it …Its funny you had picturies up around the Liberties …Megan started college in the Liberties College this week , she firmly believes her Tutor Mary is related to you ! You have a Double x Best Regards

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